I noticed this morning that they hadn’t updated and that, coupled with the recent editor search, sent my Heidi sense tingling and yes indeed, MTV Geek is no more.
Friends and fellow geeks — We’re shutting up shop and heading to the great arcade in the sky.
Our friends over at MTV News will provide continued coverage of ComicCon, your favorite geek movies, video games and more. Thanks to everyone for the great run.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
MTV Geek launched with some fanfare a few years ago by MTV’s Tom Akel as both a news site and a publishing platform but never really found its footing with somewhat generic content despite the best efforts of Alex Zalben, Patrick Reed, Three Geek Chicks and more.
This year we already saw the death and resurrection of Comics Alliance, and many other comics sites changing, altering merging and going away, including Blog@Newsarama, SFX and iFanboy. It’s a tough business. And let’s face it, weird pictures of celebrities your mother used to trim belly fat are where it’s at now.
BUT WE ARE STILL HERE AND WE AIN’T GOING NOWHERE!
(Shakes puny fist.)
UPDATE: Hm, that New York Post geek blog, Parallel Worlds, is also rebooting and rebranding or…something:
Because YOU demanded it! In the tradition of all great comic books, we’re REBOOTING with a new secret identity — that won’t be secret for much longer. Meanwhile, feel free to friend me, at www.facebook.com/dgreenfield7.
This was accompanied by a picture of Doctor 13.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.